“Local nonprofit Building Matters Ann Arbor to launch downtown architecture tours this fall” – All About Ann Arbor / Click on Detroit

We love this initiative to invite both Ann Arbor townies and Washtenaw County visitors out to enjoy the beautiful architecture and history of our town!
Check out the Ann Arbor architecture tour opportunities starting this fall!

“We are interested in cultivating a community, a city, that is literate about buildings and the built environment. Development too often feels like something that happens to us instead of with us. We’d like to be the organization that helps mediate between the things that happen to us and the things that happen with us by giving people the vocabulary through the tours, to be able to understand history and context and how values play out in the things that we do and don’t build.” – Jessica A.S. Letaw on Building Matters Ann Arbor‘s mission

Happy 51st Birthday to Swisher Commercial!

51 years isn’t quite as flashy of an anniversary as 50 years, but we celebrate each year that we have the privilege of participating in the Washtenaw County business community. May is our birthday month! So “CHEERS!” to many more successful commercial real estate deals to come!

Grass Lake Farm on 43.55 Acres of AG Land for Sale: 2210 Struthers, Grass Lake

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If you have been looking for a farm to bring you back in time to the simpler self sufficient times then look no further. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to own a well restored and maintained farm in the country in western Washtenaw County. 43.55 acres with 7 buildings – 1 residential, 6 agricultural. The home is a 2,332 sf two story house with attic, basement and wine cellar. The upper level has master bedroom with two walk-in closets; master bath; and two additional bedrooms with cedar closet. The main level has hardwood floors; one bedroom, one full bath with claw tub; large dining room; family room with built in bookshelves and natural fireplace; study off living room; large professional kitchen with commercial vent, copper hood, 6-burner Blue Star range, 80,000 BTU wok burner & wok, tiled counter tops; and glassed in sunroom and expansive front and side porches. The house has newly painted, well maintained plaster walls, wide plank oak trim woodwork, and 1920’s period ceiling light fixtures in the dining, living room & master bedroom. Behind the house is a sauna plumbed with electricity with a large shaded picnic area behind it. The grounds have a large organic garden plot fertilized only with compost and manure since 1986; fruit trees scattered throughout (apple, pears, white and red mulberry, sour cherry, quince); asparagus, rhubarb horseradish and sorrel patches; gooseberry, raspberry, and currants gardens.

The agricultural buildings include: a chicken coop, several small farm utility buildings and shed, an old outhouse, a general purpose barn and a large barn that you can’t find in this great of shape very often!

Grass Lake Schools.

For Sale: 43.55 Acres, $425,000

For more information, contact Charlie Koenn at (734) 926-0230 or ckoenn@swishercommercial.com


The challenges of today’s commercial real estate market are placing increased demands on owners, landlords, tenants, developers and lenders. Swisher Commercial provides clients with timely information, expert opinions and focused direction to enable intelligent decision-making. Our services are available in the areas of industrial, office, retail, land, investment, property development and property management.

We offer these services with 25 years of experience analyzing vacancy in the Ann Arbor area and 50 years of business in Washtenaw County.

For more information on how these services can benefit your business, please call our office (734-663-0501) to speak with a broker.

Commercial real estate is our business. Building relationships is our priority.

Providing You with Buyer’s Broker Services

Acting as a Buyer’s Broker allows Swisher Commercial to service local relationships and refer anywhere a lead decides to buy. Being a trusted adviser who knows how to negotiate a deal and navigate the difficult commercial buying process isn’t necessarily a local issue. Knowledge and experience travel.

When Swisher Commercial provides buyer representation services, your commercial real estate opportunities grow.

To speak with an agent, call our downtown Ann Arbor office at (734)649-7970 or email us at info@swishercommercial.com.

Parish House Inn / Bed & Breakfast for Sale: 103 S. Huron Street, Ypsilanti

Meticulously restored and modernized historic residence that has been a highly regarded Bed & Breakfast the last 25 years. Owner/operator is retiring.

This outstanding property is being offered as Bed & Breakfast, an income/investment property, and it would also be a beautiful private residence or duplex in the heart of Ypsilanti’s business district.

Up to Twelve (12) Bedrooms with private baths that can easily be subdivided into Three or Four apartments.

There are 10 & 1/2 Baths including 2 Barrier Free. Whole-House Fire Suppression System, Central Air & Heat, Hardwood floors & carpeting. Seven on-site parking spots and a beautiful view of Huron River in backyard.

Furniture, Fixtures & Appliances available separately.


Visit www.ParishHouseInn.com for more information.

For Sale: 4,685 sf, $525,000

The old Queen Anne style house stood six blocks from the current location, when it served as the home for the ministers and their families of the First Congregational Church.

It had been used as the Sunday School and office space since the 1950’s, but due to the passage of the American Disabilities legislation in the 1980’s, it’s usefulness was over. The logical thing to do was tear it down and build a new building.

Because it was in the Historic District, which has strict rules in place to preserve these buildings, it had to be moved.

So it was offered for sale in 1987 with the condition that it had to be moved off the property. It was purchased, by a man who had the vision of turning it into a bed and breakfast.

He had purchased a vacant lot near-by and the house was moved there in September of 1987. Local architects designed the building and the renovation began. Unfortunately, life intervened, and it was not finished for five more years.

It officially opened in August of 1993, and was named the Parish House Inn to honor its past life.

Landscaping for the front and side yard was also done in 1993, and the patio constructed, adjacent to the parking area. Only dining tables and chairs were provided. Breakfast was served there occasionally for a couple of years.
In 1998, when my husband, Lance Mason and I became the owners, I totally re-designed the back patio. By surrounding the area with a lattice fence for climbing roses and clematis, it has become a private space for guests. Large pots of geraniums and herbs, add color. A table and chairs are there for guests to relax and enjoy the view.

The backyard is about thirty feet above the Huron River. At a strategic place above the river, there’s a bench where guests like to sit, watch the birds flying around the trees and the ducks floating by.

In the breakfast area, we have a collection of photographs that show the house being moved. It was quite a process. Our guest are always fascinated and I love to tell the story.

For more information, contact Tony Caprarese at (734) 904-3521 or tonyc@swishercommercial.com